Five Go National Trusting!

We love a bit of the National Trust, have been members for 3 years now and we’ve always got our monies worth from our membership fee. It’s something I highly recommend to friends with young families, as the National Trust has worked hard over the last decade to become more family focussed and shake off…

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WIN a Family Ticket to see Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels at Buxton Opera House

#ad Hold the phone!!! I’ve got a cracking giveaway for you… You may remember that back in February I told you that my animated favourites Wallace & Gromit are coming to Buxton this summer with the Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels UK tour. The show comes to Buxton Opera House on Thursday 16th May at…

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Teething Times with Fiddle Beads

#ad Firstly, sorry for the radio silence, but for the last few weeks I’ve been dealing with a full on slobbery, red cheeked, clingy, sleep regressing 4 month old monster albeit a cute and cuddly one, who has hit teething hard. Luckily for us, some relief came with the arrival of two #gifted teething products…

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Five Go Underwater! Blue Planet Aquarium

#ad For James’s 2nd birthday treat day out we needed somewhere that would keep both him and Stanley entertained (no easy task!), be predominately indoors (gotta love February birthdays), and have plenty of facilities for Eli. Blue Planet Aquarium Chester was our chosen destination, and is roughly 1.5hrs away from us and so there was…

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How We Became Local Legends: Leek Life

…not that we weren’t already, you understand!! Hands up if you love where you live…I know I do! We call Leek (a small market town on the edge of the Peak District in the Staffordshire Moorlands) home. And, in my opinion it is an absolutely brilliant place to live and raise children! Why? Because there’s…

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Banishing The Bottle With Silasip

#ad Meet James, my 23 month old blonde bundle of mischief. James’s favourite things in order of importance are; his bottle, chocolate brioche rolls, fire engines and dinosaurs. James We have tried to wean James from his bottle with little success, it has proved much more difficult this time round as we just haven’t had…

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Our Unconventional Christmas

2018 was our first Christmas as a family of five. Eli was only 8 weeks old. So, we decided to do things a little differently this year. Christmas normally goes one of two ways, we either host or we drive a car packed to the rafters with children and all their paraphernalia, clothes and presents…

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Christmas Craft: Gingerbread Friends by toucanBox

#ad Anyone who knows me in real life will know I love a bit of art and craft, and my boys love getting stuck in with paint, glue, glitter and the like…basically anything that can get messy! We were sent a festive toucanBox, which was a complete surprise for Stanley when it came through the…

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Five Go Festive! The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

This year, I feel like I’ve skipped a couple of months somehow. November came around far too quickly and suddenly we’re into December and up until now I haven’t felt at all ready for the Christmas period. So, in order to try and get into the festive spirit I started looking into activities we would…

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The Kindness Elves: An Introduction

#ad The last few weeks of my pregnancy marked a noticeable change in my eldest’s behaviour. Although excited about the new baby’s imminent arrival, I had noticed that Stanley was becoming short tempered, easily frustrated (when playing with James) and very argumentative, especially with me. There have been big changes in his life and routine…

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